For shorter stops in connection with inching forward in slow traffic or at traffic lights, driving is automatically resumed if the stops do not exceed about 3 seconds - if it takes longer before the car in front starts moving again then the Pilot Assist is set in standby mode with automatic braking.
Pilot Assist is reactivated in the following way:
- Press the steering wheel button .
- Depress the accelerator pedal.
Pilot Assist resumes following the vehicle ahead if it starts moving forward within 6 seconds.
Pilot Assist can hold the car stationary for a maximum of 5 minutes - then the parking brake is applied and the function is disengaged.
Before Pilot Assist can be reactivated, the parking brake must be released.
Cessation of automatic braking
In some situations, automatic braking ceases on coming to a standstill and Pilot Assist is set in standby mode. This means that the brakes are released and the car may start to roll - the driver must therefore intervene and brake the car himself/herself to keep it stationary.
This may take place in the following situations:
- the driver puts his/her foot on the brake pedal
- the parking brake is applied
- the gear selector is moved to P, N, or R position
- the driver sets Pilot Assist in the standby mode.
Automatic activation of parking brake
In certain situations the parking brake is applied to keep the car stationary.
This takes place if:
- the driver opens the door or takes off his/her seatbelt
- Pilot Assist has kept the car stationary for more than approx. 5 minutes
- the brakes have overheated
- the engine is switched off.